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Azhar Ali plays a shot en route to his 59 against India in the final of ICC Champions trophy 2017 at The Oval on Sunday © Getty Images

Following a splendid run in the tournament, defending champions India failed to get the momentum going as they succumbed to an embarrassing 180-run defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval in London on Sunday. With this win, Pakistan registered their first ever ICC Champions Trophy title win, and was also their maiden win over India in the final of an ICC tournament till date. As for India, failed to retain the title, in what could have been their record third title win. with this win, Pakistan rise to the sixth spot in the ICC ODI Rankings. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – Final at The Oval

Mohammad Aamer removed all of India’s top three as Pakistan routed their arch-rivals by 180 runs in an astonishing Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. Title-holders India, set 339 to win, collapsed to 33 for three and 54 for five against a Pakistan side they had thrashed by 124 runs in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4. They were eventually dismissed for 158 in reply to Pakistan’s 338 for four, which featured Fakhar Zaman’s 114, the left-handed opener’s maiden one-day international hundred coming in just his fourth match at this level. Aamer, who missed Pakistan’s eight-wicket semi-final win over England with a back spasm, finished with three wickets for 16 runs in six overs. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – Final at The Oval

But it was fellow paceman Hasan Ali, the player of the tournament having kick-started Pakistan’s revival in their group-win over South Africa, who ended the match with more than 19 overs left when he had Jasprit Bumrah caught by gleeful captain and wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed.

(With inputs from AFP)